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Here’s a creative solution to the stall in Army recruitment: the military and senior defense officials are trying to get a bill through Congress that would allow recruitment of illegal aliens. The main attraction for the recruits, besides the steady job itself, would be the prize of citizenship.

Picking up where Second Life leaves off, IBM has developed Innov8, a virtual office program that can be used by schools and businesses to train employees anywhere in the world.

A fitting follow up to Steve Landsburg‘s discussion of charity yesterday, via the Chicago Tribune: a study by University of Oregon economics professor William Harbaugh and psychology professor Ulrich Mayr found that giving to charity can directly stimulate pleasure sensors in the brain.

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  1. yoshi says:

    “recruitment of illegal aliens”

    so they are just trying to make this legal? unofficially this practice has been going on for decades.

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  2. yoshi says:

    “recruitment of illegal aliens”

    so they are just trying to make this legal? unofficially this practice has been going on for decades.

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  3. jfwells says:

    “The main attraction for the recruits, besides the steady job itself, would be the prize of citizenship.”

    Starship Troopers anyone? (the book, not the ridiculous movie, of course)

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  4. jfwells says:

    “The main attraction for the recruits, besides the steady job itself, would be the prize of citizenship.”

    Starship Troopers anyone? (the book, not the ridiculous movie, of course)

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  5. edkohler says:

    It’s not a good idea to outsource who fights your wars. If they can’t be justified to the extent that your own people are willing to fight, they’re probably not worth fighting.

    And wouldn’t illegal aliens be better off working as mercenaries through KBR or other contractors where they’d make a LOT more money?

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  6. edkohler says:

    It’s not a good idea to outsource who fights your wars. If they can’t be justified to the extent that your own people are willing to fight, they’re probably not worth fighting.

    And wouldn’t illegal aliens be better off working as mercenaries through KBR or other contractors where they’d make a LOT more money?

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  7. frankenduf says:

    the study also showed that miserliness directly stimulates Broca’s area to locute “bah humbug”

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  8. frankenduf says:

    the study also showed that miserliness directly stimulates Broca’s area to locute “bah humbug”

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